One of the most vital documents that guided the direction of development among Third World Countries is the United Nations Millenium Development Goals. In the following presentations, Earthniversity shares some of the best discussions to assist development workers and planners operating in various Local Government Units (LGU).
It has been 14 years ago in 2000 when the United Nations formulated the MDG or Millenium Development Goals that were aimed at addressing the eight major issues that are commonly felt by nations around the world, specifically, by the developing and third world countries. These issues were summarized into eight major goals which are:
1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty
2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
3. Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women
4. Reduce Child Mortality
5. Improve Maternal Health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria & Other Diseases
7. Ensure Environmental Sustainability
8. Develop A Global Partnership For Development
To find out what happened to the performance of global community with regard to the Eight MDG, Earthniversity posted the MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS REPORT 2014 BY THE UNITED NATIONS. Please refer to the link below:
How To Use This Document (MDG Report 2014 by UN)?
If you are a development planner of a Local Government Unit or LGU, you coordinate with all departments of the LGU, specifically the TWG or Technical Working Group on the implementation of the MDG of your LGU and may do the following:
1. Compare your LGU’s MDG Report with that of the national (country’s) MDG Report and find out some commonalities of programs and projects implemented;
2. Find the areas with weak implementation of programs and projects or those areas, among the 8 MDG that were not implemented at all;
3. Verify the possible reason or reasons why these were not implemented. For example, lack of budget, lack of personnel, lack of skills in implementing these programs and projects, etcetera and so on and so forth;
4. From this list, formulate plan of actions to implement these programs and projects in the next fiscal year;
5. For those programs and projects under the specific 8 MDG that were implemented, formulate sustainability measures or formulate plan of action or programs and projects that will be implemented in the succeeding year. Each locality has a specific name for this list of programs and projects. In my hometown, it is called LIP or Local Investment Plan. It covers a one-year plan complete with details such as implementing agency and budget.
6. Have this list (LIP) approved by the local development council, the chief executive and the City, Municipal or Provincial Councils.
It would also be nice, if the local TWG could compare their level of performance with other LGUS to check the strength or weakness of their planning and implementation. From this information, many things can be done to enrich the performance of their local MDG.
Another thing, the local TWG may go to the extent of studying the performance of their country with other countries around the world to verify the strengths and weaknesses of the level of their country’s implementation of the 8 MDG. Then, analyze the details and find out the implications of these data to their local experience.
What will happen to the sustainability of the Millenium Development Goals after 2015? This is the biggest challenge to all countries and, for me, the LGUs who are always confronted by the issue of Poverty and the rest of the 8 MD Goals. Earthniversity, suggests that LGUs and other implementing agencies revisit the following videos presented hereunder to guide them in their planning and programming of sustainability measures of MDG after 2015. Thank you.
The following videos are conversations on the Eight (8) Development Goals, their past, present and future possibilities. Earthniversity does not own these videos but recognized its sources.
Copenhagen Consensus discusses the 8 MDG and suggests that states or LGU (Local Government Units) put a price tag for each MDG to be able to implement or sustain any or all of these MDGs that are highly successful in their level of experience.
UN University, Tokyo presents this discussion about the success story of a newly formed state, East Timor or Timor Leste. Check this video if you wish to know how East Timor was able to rise after being recognized as a new state.
<p CIGI or Centre for International Governance Innovation suggests, among others, a one-world goals, the same for everybody (states). Each country has specific needs and goals and sustainability goals much focus on what every state should implement after 2015.
What will happen to the sustainability of the Eight (8) Millenium Development Goals after 2015? Do you think, countries around the world or UN Member States will continue with their commitments to carry on and perform these Goals?
For discussion purposes only, you may share your thoughts with us. Thank you.
Earthniversity would like to acknowledge its sources of information:
3. United Nations University, Tokyo, video
4. Videos uploaded by CCTV Africa and the United Nations on youtube
5. Video uploaded by CIGI
6. Video uploaded by Copenhagen Consensus